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Trump salutes N Korean minister, footage reveals

Washington, June 15: Newly-released video footage from Pyongyang media shows US President Donald Trump returning a salute to a North Korean military general during the Singapore summit, an extraordinary display of respect from an American leader. Returning a salute from a military officer of a friendly foreign nation is common practice for US military officers and considered a display of military professionalism. There is no rule that a US president is obliged to return a salute, which is considered a sign of mutual respect, reports CNN.

After Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un walked down a colonnade to shake hands at the Capella Hotel on Tuesday, they entered into a room filled with various members of Kim’s delegation, the video from North Korean broadcaster KCTV news shows. Trump starts to shake hands with those in the room. (IANS)